J: On the Eve of Father's Day, I'm happy to report that all is well on the Parkway. GRB's new GPS watch has proven to be rather effective at tracking him and that, plus a little luck, has kept him safe for the past couple of weeks. Sweet T has rallied and is back to her pleasant self. We are looking forward to celebrating the day tomorrow with most of the boys in attendance.
I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to the special book that we put together for E's husband. In my book he is truly the unsung hero of the Parkway Project. He jumped in with both feet a few years ago when they decided to buy the house and add the room for my parents. He soldiered on when they moved in almost two years ago and he continues to persevere despite the constant barrage of crazy that hits him everyday. I'm sure he's questioned whether he signed up for this when he married E more than 20 years ago. I'm sure he'd love to come home once- just once- to an empty house. I'm sure he's bitten his tongue more than once to avoid screaming in frustration at the chaos that is his life. But honestly you would never know it. He presents a calm, cool demeanor to everyone who visits and he always seems to be ready to handle whatever comes next. Need a ramp? A wheelchair? A potty chair? A beer run? B is the man for the job.
Most of the beautiful letters I received from the Daisies' friends and relatives mentioned that B is living the Ignatian motto of being a Man for Others. I couldn't agree more. I'm sure somewhere in heaven St. Ignatius of Loyola is smiling at this faithful disciple.
I hope he knows how much we appreciate what he is doing. The Daisies won't be with them forever but the memory of his selflessness will never fade. Thanks B!!